PEARS Provider Course
The AHA’s PEARS (Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization) Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC. In this classroom-based, Instructor-led course, students learn how to use a systematic approach to quickly assess, recognize the cause, and stabilize a pediatric patient in an emergency situation.
The goal of the PEARS Provider Course is to improve outcomes for pediatric patients by preparing healthcare providers in assessment, early recognition, prompt communication, and initial intervention in patients with respiratory emergencies, shock, and cardiopulmonary arrest by using high-performance team dynamics.
This is the International English (IVE) version of the PEARS Course. IVE training materials have been updated to include metric units of measure and other references that do not apply to students in the US and Canada.
For healthcare providers and others who might encounter pediatric emergency situations during their work, including: Physicians and nurses not specializing in pediatrics, Nurse practitioners, Physician assistant, Emergency medical technicians, Respiratory therapists, Prehospital and in-hospital healthcare providers (outside of critical-care areas), Outpatient clinic staff and School-based providers.
Content and Modules
- Systematic pediatric assessment
- Recognition and stabilization of respiratory emergencies
- Recognition and stabilization of shock emergencies
- Recognition and stabilization of cardiopulmonary arrest
- Resuscitation team concept
PEARS Provider Manual, which includes a Pocket Reference Card
PEARS Provider Manual eBook, which includes Digital Pocket Reference Card
PEARS Instructor Manual eBook
PEARS Course DVD- please contact your distributor for details
In the Instructor-led format, Students work with a PALS/PEARS Instructor to complete the following:
- Active participation in the case discussions
- Active participation in the rescue breathing skills station and cardiac arrest case simulations
- Pass the skills tests in 1- and 2-rescuer child BLS with AED and 1- and 2-rescuer infant BLS
- Pass the video-based written exam with a minimum score of 84%
Course Completion Card
AHA PEARS Provider course completion card, valid for 2 years.